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#ReadLocal: Food Book Highlights

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The Boreal Gourmet

The Boreal Gourmet

Adventures in Northern Cooking
edition:Paperback
tagged : canadian

"Bring me moose meat! You will not be sorry!" So says Whitehorse author and cook Michele Genest to the hunters in her circle. Wild is wonderful when it comes to Genest's creative treatments for northern viands, with exciting ideas such as moose cooked in Yukon-brewed espresso stout and finished with chocolate, lime and cilantro, Arctic char marinated in grappa and then hot-smoked, or roasted spruce grouse draped in a sour cream and Madeira sauce. As much culinary adventure story as cookbook, The …

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The New Granville Island Market Cookbook

The New Granville Island Market Cookbook

edition:Paperback
tagged : canadian, seasonal

Vancouver's Granville Island Public Market, established in 1979, is one of Canada's largest and most popular public markets. Featuring over fifty food retailers and day vendors, the Public Market is the main draw at Granville Island, which also features art galleries, retail shops, a live theatre, a hotel, and an art school as well as a functioning cement company, making it one of the biggest tourist attractions in a city that is regularly ranked as one of the world's top destinations by Condé …

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Prairie Feast

Prairie Feast

A Writer's Journey Home for Dinner
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged : essays

A year of eating locally results in a gastronomical journey through prairie food festivals, local food traditions and the infamous community dinners. A humorous, light-hearted chronicle of the writer's love affair with good food, prairie traditions and flavours from her childhood with recipes peppered throughout. Fueled by nostalgia and her taste buds, she set out to rediscover the flavours of her childhood — the flavours of natural, local, farm-fresh prairie food. When she vowed to serve only …

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Food That Really Schmecks

Food That Really Schmecks

by Edna Staebler
introduction by Wayson Choy
foreword by Rose Murray
edition:eBook
also available: Paperback

Updated version of this bestselling Mennonite cookbook. In the 1960s, Edna Staebler moved in with an Old Order Mennonite family to absorb their oral history and learn about Mennonite culture and cooking. From this fieldwork came the cookbook Food That Really Schmecks.

Originally published in 1968, Schmecks instantly became a classic, selling tens of thousands of copies. Interspersed with practical and memorable recipes are Staebler’s stories and anecdotes about cooking, Mennonites, her family, …

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Au Pied de Cochon - The Album

Au Pied de Cochon - The Album

edition:Paperback

Mouth-watering recipes and the larger-than-life history of one of Montreal's most inspired and adventurous restaurants.

Martin Picard is a fantastically talented chef, a friend, an inspiration," writes Anthony Bourdain in his introduction. "Au Pied de Cochon is simply one of my favourite restaurants on the planet-and the Rabelesian Martin Picard one of my favourite chefs."

In this sumptuous album, Picard brings together fifty-five of his restaurant's recipes. Eschewing culinary fads, he pairs rust …

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Tide's Table

Tide's Table

edition:Hardcover
also available: Paperback
tagged : seafood, canadian

There's no better way to experience fine hospitality than by visiting a country inn. If you're a guest at Saint John's Inn on the Cove, you can also treat yourself to beautifully prepared meals. In Tide's Table, innkeepers Ross and Willa Mavis have created the ultimate Maritime cookbook, updating traditional Maritime recipes and adding hundreds of new ones. An ideal companion from morning until night, Tide's Table reflects the Mavises' relaxed sense of hospitality. Included in the book are recip …

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Chef at Home

Chef at Home

edition:Paperback
tagged : canadian

TV's Chef Michael Smith shows how cooking without recipes makes for stress-free kitchen adventures. Chef at Home Chef Michael Smith welcomes readers into his home kitchen where he encourages home chefs to cook with -- and without -- a recipe. Packed with simple and delicious meals, this cookbook offers kitchen insight and a culinary adventure on every page. Chef Michael Smith has cooked professionally for more than 20 years. In Chef at Home, the companion cookbook to his hit Food Network series, …

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